UN Finally Admits Syria is a Holy War, Not a Rebellion


It’s a sad commentary on our current corrupt leadership that these days the UN tends to admit the truth about a conflict, as they did in Libya and now Syria, before Obama Inc. does.

Fighters from around the world have filtered into Syria to join a civil war that has split along sectarian lines, increasingly pitting the ruling Alawite community against the majority Sunni Muslims, U.N. human rights investigators said on Thursday.

The deepened sectarian divisions in Syria may diminish prospects for any post-conflict reconciliation even if President Bashar al-Assad is toppled. And the influx of foreign fighters raises the risk of the war spilling into neighboring countries, riven by the same sectarian fault lines that cut through Syria.

“As battles between government forces and anti-government armed groups approach the end of their second year, the conflict has become overtly sectarian in nature,” the investigators led by Brazilian expert Paulo Pinheiro said in an updated report.

Most of the “foreign fighters” slipping into Syria to join rebel groups, or fight independently alongside them, are Sunnis from other countries in the Middle East and North Africa, the U.N. investigators found, reporting on their findings after their latest interviews conducted in the region.

“They come from all over, Europe and America, and especially the neighbouring countries,” said Abuzayd, adding that names from 29 states had been recorded so far.

It said the Lebanese Shi’ite Hezbollah had confirmed that group members were in Syria fighting on behalf of Assad.

So this is now a straight up Sunni vs Shiite conflict. It’s a religious holy war, not a rebellion against a dictator. This is what I have been saying all along and the UN’s own human rights apparatus confirms it. But the mainstream media will avoid really reporting this or considering the implications as Obama’s plans for war in Syria move forward.

Investigators also said human rights violations were being committed on all sides of the conflict and members of government and anti-government groups alike would be listed for possible referral to the International Criminal Court.

Right, good luck indicting a bunch of Turkish and Qatari funded terrorists, backed by Obama Inc’s air power.

  • Pat

    Will the Christian population be safe? Will Assad use his stock pile of Chemical weapons / wmd ? When Assad is toppled will the Rebels use the chemical weapons? what will the media say when Obama must commit troops to prevent the use of WMD?

  • JacksonPearson

    Sunnis and Shiites settling old 680CE scores. And all along, everyone was made to believe that Obama was funding the Arab Spring to overturn old Middle East dictatorships, for a renewed Caliphate. Who'd thunk?

  • κατεργάζομαι

    MOVE the UN to GAZA. Spare the American taxpayer!

    As long as SIX years ago, we were amazed at the enormous houses and luxury apartments built by Palestinian leaders for their personal use.

    Most surpassed anything the average American could afford.

    A decade ago, the US Congress debated how much more of the US taxpayers' hard earned money to give to the Palestinian Authority.

    The Palestinian population scam on US taxpayers…November 17, 2005 http://www.americanthinker.com/2005/11/the_palest

    It's time for the US taxpayer to demand Congress pull the plug.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    "Most of the “foreign fighters” slipping into Syria to join rebel groups, or fight independently alongside them, are Sunnis from other countries in the Middle East and North Africa, the U.N. investigators found, reporting on their findings after their latest interviews conducted in the region."

    "Foreign fighter" is a euphemism for jihadi. It has been for many years. To later say, oh my, these are jihadis is just silly, but that is the state of the UN, and that's just the dupes.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Where does the Jihadi storm go from Syria is the question on many of the ruling elites minds
    in the Middle East. Iran may move more forcefully into Syria with Russian backup, the war
    will get worse before it mushrooms in other nations. Jordan is probably next but the Jihadists
    may be stopped if Israel hits Iran, then all of the Islamists will turn on Israel and the big
    event will unfold and be horrific………………………William